The Amazing Spider-Man received mixed reviews from fans and critics but the success of the movie at the box office meant a sequel would definitely be made. Director Marc Webb is returning to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and he has been talking about the possibility of 3D and his thoughts on IMAX.
Webb told Comic Book Resources, “I remember watching the abbreviated version [of the POV shot] in IMAX when I went to test the IMAX version, and I was like, 'S**t, I should have held on it. There was a real feeling in the IMAX environment that was really great. I learned a lesson then to be reverent of the IMAX experience. Maybe we'll do cuts that are specific for the IMAX in the future, I don't know, but there was something about that environment specifically that is unique and really exciting.”
He added, “I tend to think more about depth than stuff coming out at you. Avi Arad, my partner, is always like, 'Have it come out at you!' ... so there's different philosophies, even within our camp. But I don't want people to be thinking about the 3D. I want it to enhance the sensation of feeling, and if it becomes too in your face -- literally -- it pulls you out of the story and becomes a gimmick. We were very, very careful not to push it too far.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will once again star Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, while new cast members include Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson and it has been rumoured that Jamie Foxx may be starring as Electro. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on April 18, 2014 in the UK and May 2, 2014 in the US.